Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you are based in Dudley or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Injury claims must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Extensive legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of expert lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Whether claiming for a road accident in Dudley, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Guidance for those seeking a lawyer
It can take months for most claims to conclude. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to offer legal guidance and practical advice.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness, for example, ranges from £10,175 to £19,800 (based on 2015 market data).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Reviews for lawyers in Dudley
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Will you need to go with a local Dudley lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not so relevant as cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to instruct a solicitors practice with national medical coverage as Claimants will be expected to attend an independent medical examination.
Read about : Do you have a local medical centre?
Claims Quittance handles
Our network of specialist solicitors help Claimants receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from radiation exposure to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Road accidents in Dudley
Our panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving maximum awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Dudley.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Dudley are relatively commonplace with a total of 720 accidents (623 slight accidents, 88 serious accidents and 9 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sandwell local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 910. Accidents in the Dudley region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A459 and A461 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A4123 and A4037 crossroads.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for people, from carpenters to counsellors, to claim injury compensation. Accident data for the Sandwell local authority made available under legislation by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Sandwell Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||44||34||40|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||13||5||3|
|Fall from height||34||18||37|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||0||2||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||171||102||120|
|Slip, trip or fall||182||170||133|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||18||18|
|Hit by falling object||111||60||91|
|Trapped underneath something||3||5||0|
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures show that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Midlands. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a river drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Tividale Rd and on City Rd.
The effect of serious injury is acknowledged by Courts when calculating injury compensation. By limiting the financial pressure severe injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, compensation enables people to focus on their recovery.
Our panel of expert solicitors have helped people collect compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious range from chemical poisoning to spinal cord damage.
Medical negligence in Dudley
Clinical negligence (at one time called medical negligence) is where an injury is sustained following a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Dudley have helped Claimants with clinical negligence legal cases brought against health services that include Guest Hospital, Tipton Rd, Dudley, DY1 4SE.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling compensation claims in Dudley
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you instruct arm yourself with information about making a claim. Answers can help you make the best decision for your future.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQ section.
Ready to begin?
Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to make a compensation claim, alternatively you can begin the personal injury claim online.
Speak to a member of our team today to discuss your potential claim. Request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.